This past Friday, my mom and I came home from Spain. We had a great time there – lots of great food, sight-seeing, shopping, and relaxing. I’ve decided to break up my trip recap into three different posts based on the cities I visited: Madrid, Seville, and Barcelona. I may have taken a million and a half pictures and I plan on sharing
all of them a bunch! My vaca recap will start tomorrow… today I’m sharing a recipe!
After having delicious food in Spain (they’re crazy about ham, mayo, fish, and anything deep-fried), I’ve been trying to go back to my “usual” routine: lots of fruit and veggies, whole grains, and lean meats. Hello, delicious turkey-avocado-tomato sandwich, I’ve missed you. You too, steamed broccoli.
I’ve been doing pretty well eating healthy, but after seeing a friend’s facebook status about eating chocolate chip pancakes and bacon (yes, I’m talking about you, Stace! :) ) I couldn’t help but to make some pancakes for myself. I’m not a huge breakfast person, but last night just seemed perfect for breakfast-for-dinner.
The pancakes turned out amazing but unfortunately there are no pictures to capture their beauty. But trust me when I say, you gotta make these.
Whole Wheat Pancakes (with a hint of chocolate) – note: I used Skinny Taste’s recipe to get a basic idea on how to make it, but modified it significantly. See the bottom of this post for more info about my reasoning*)
2 Cups + 2 TB Nonfat Milk
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
4.5 tsp baking powder
1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
1.5 TB chocolate chips (all chopped up)
Mix dry ingredients together (except chocolate chips) in a medium-sized bowl. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Chop up chocolate chips so they’re smaller and chunkier (this way, more pancakes will get chocolate chips :) ). Add chocolate chips to mixture. Cook ‘em up on the stove top, and enjoy!
Makes 27 pancakes. Nutrition facts (per pancake): 54 calories, .75g fat, 1.18g fiber, 3.2g protein.
I loved these pancakes because they were not overly-chocolatey at all. I shared some with my dad and he said he could taste a hint of something, but couldn’t tell what it was. Guess I must have eaten the chocolate chips in that pancake…woops ;) These will definitely be my new go-to pancake when I’m looking for some fiber & protein – and something slightly sweet!
Time to make something for lunch! I went to CrossFit with my friend Jen today, and I am ready for some food! Curious about CrossFit? Definitely try it out. Today was my first time ever doing it and I enjoyed it. Best part? A place nearby allows you to take your first class for free. Will I pursue it in the future? Probably, I just need to figure out how it will work in my schedule. I loved how it was fast-paced - you weren’t able to get “bored” with your routine. You could also really feel your muscles working, which I loved. Guess who’s gonna be sore tomorrow
and Wednesday and Thusrday…this girl! Love it- gotta love knowing you had a great workout! :)
Have a great day! :)
(*Reasons for Pancake Recipe Modifications: I cut out the sugar and vanilla she recommended because I used some chocolate chips and the chocolate protein powder, and thought it would be sweet enough. It was, especially with maple syrup drizzled over the pancakes at the end ;) I also left out the salt because I knew baking powder had sodium in it, and figured the pancakes wouldn’t miss it. Finally, I omitted the cinnamon because…I’m not the biggest fan of that spice. :) )